The Tonight Show

Season 3 Episode 6

October 1, 1956

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Oct 01, 1956 on NBC



  • Trivia

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  • Notes

    • The Kovacs Tonight shows had the following cast members:
      Bill Wendell was the announcer, and Peter Handley, Maureen Arthur and Art Lund appeared as regulars. "Oriental Blues" was used as the theme song.

    • With this show, Ernie Kovacs becomes the permanent Monday-Tuesday host. Excerpts from an undated Kovacs Tonight show appeared on the Showtime special, "Ernie Kovacs- Television's Original Genius." Those excerpts included the show opening, a sight gag involving a tympani, and a split-screen gag with guest Jean Shepherd.

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